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Verna Nell Smith, 86, of Clinton, Ark., passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at her home. Verna was born July 28, 1927, in Formosa, Ark., to Ira and Cora Nicholson. She was a faithful member of Formosa Church of Christ. She worked for many years at UAMS in Little Rock from which she retired.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Cora Nicholson, her first husband D.P. Blissett, her second husband Hubert Smith, and one stepdaughter Joyce Hill.
She is survived by three brothers, Troy (Joyce) Nicholson of Yellville, Arkansas; Alfred (Zula) Nicholson of Clinton Arkansas; Don Nicholson of Clinton, Arkansas; one sister, Mildred Harris of Choctaw, Arkansas; one stepson, four stepdaughters, numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Pallbearers: Robert Esterline, James Story, Gerald Bonds, Gary Harris, Jim Whisenant, and Bobby Hartwick.
Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 16. Funeral service was 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Formosa Church of Christ, Clinton, with Brother David Cook officiating. Burial was in Culpepper Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton. Online guest book www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Dr. Carol Joyce Gleit 79, of Fairfield Bay, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Madison, Wis., to Roy and Lillian Hansen. She was employed by University of Virginia School of Nursing for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Ron Hansen. She is survived by her two sons, Robert Gleit and wife Dorothy of Arkansas, and Nathan Gleit of Ga.; two daughters, Natalie Engelhart of North Carolina; and Ruth Peeples of Mississippi; two grandsons; and two stepsons.
Memorial service 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church, Edgemont. Cremation arrangements by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home.
Dewey Dennis Casteel, 94, of Clinton, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. He was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Shirley, Ark., to Carl and Ethel (Brown) Casteel.
He was a member of the Burnt Ridge Community Church and preceded in death by first wife, Thelma Treet Casteel; three sons Dennis Jr., Dewey Eugene and James Wayne. Two brothers, Coy Casteel of Oklahoma and John Casteel of Iowa; two sisters, Jean Oliver of Texas and Mona Lee of Iowa; beloved nephew Sam of Missouri.
He is survived by, Doris Reynolds, his daughter-in-law, one grandson Jim Casteel and wife Michelle two great granddaughters Brianna and Allison of Vilonia, a Sister Helen Spencer Harper of Pocahontas.
Dennis was a member of the greatest generation and World War II veteran 1942-1945. He served with the famous 101st Airborne known as the Screaming Eagles who took part in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of Ardennes Forrest known as the Battle of the Bulge.
An immediate burial was in Eglantine Cemetery, Shirley, on Oct. 14, 2013. A memorial graveside service with Military Honors will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Eglantine Cemetery.
Sue Reeves Harness was born April 6, 1935 to Hillos and Alma Reeves in Cleveland, Ark. She went to be with the Lord at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton on Oct. 19, 2013. Sue graduated from Scotland High School in April 1952 and was employed by Arkansas Parts Warehouse in Little Rock for almost 40 years. She was a member of Choctaw Church of Christ and volunteered at the Choctaw Food Pantry for several years.
Mrs. Harness was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Hubert Lee Harness; sister Ruth Gregg, brother Joe Reeves, brother-in-law Wayne Harness, and sisters-in-law Donna Reeves, Freda Harness, Sue Harness, Margie Forbis, Floye Brewer, Jane Meyers; nephews Larry Brents, Michael Reeves, Mark Reeves, David Harness, Larry Harness, Jerry Harness, Tim Harness, Tom Harness, Wayne Harness, Jr., Randy Harness, Ernest Jones, Mike Jones, Mark Jones, Walter Gunn, II, Keith Hines, Steve Hines, Roger Hines, Kirk Hanshaw; nieces Yvonne Henson, Mary Thomas, RoseAnne Smith, Kathy Shumate, Pam Brewer, Sherry Singleton, Lorrie Harkey, and Theresa Daulton; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and several great, great-nieces and great, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Choctaw Church of Christ. Visitation will be at the church immediately preceding the funeral. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to Choctaw Food Pantry, PO Box 25, Choctaw, AR 72028. Pallbearers will be David Henson, Michael Reeves, Keith Hines, Kerry Daulton, Roger Hines, and Walter Gunn, II. Burial will follow at Old Liberty Cemetery, Cleveland. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.